There are tons of small business blogs and news sites out there, but you don’t have tons of free time. Here are some of my favorite small business articles from the past week.
Social networks strike again! In this business article by Brian Elzweig and Donna K. Peeples, they look at a recent case where an employee was terminated for what she said on Facebook.
For more on reputation management, check out “Small Business Reputation Management: More Important Than Ever”.
In this article, Vanessa talks about why Google generally won’t take down information, how to keep information private from search engines, how to remove content located on a site you don’t own, how to remove information from Google when the site owner won’t remove it, and more.
Let’s face it, we have all got friend requests from people we are not really friends with. Unfortunately, I’m an all-around good guy, so unless I have no idea who the person is, I will accept their friend request.
While the best way to avoid people thinking you are a snob/jerk, this is not necessarily the best strategy if you want to keep your information private. In this business article, Doostang suggests 3 methods of handling friend requests from co-workers. Although this article is written about requests from co-workers, it can be applied to requests from employees or any friend request in general.
Of the options they offer, I recommend option 3 — accept their friend request and simply control what they can see. Sure it’s a bit of work, but it’s worth the effort. This way, you avoid the other person thinking you’re a jerk for not accepting their friend request.
In this Forbes article, Adam Hartung analyzes a potential Yahoo! and AOL merger. Among other things, Adam discusses why both companies are producing less and less returns.
In this CNN Money article, David Goldman writes about Google’s attrition problem and how Facebook is one of the main beneficiaries.
Be sure to check back next Monday for a new Small Business Article Roundup.